SOLD OUT: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1929) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film OrchestraFrance | 1929 | 1 hr 54 mins. | Not Rated | 2019 FILMUSIC, Drama, History, Music
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their fifth silent film concert on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Joan has been named “the most influential film of all time” by the Toronto International Film Festival. Roger Ebert said, “to see Renee Falconetti in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is to look into eyes that will never leave you.” Deeply topical today, Joan is about a woman who tells her story, is not believed, and is martyred for it.
The BSFO will perform its new original score for voices and chamber orchestra, to the definitive, and newly available 20-frames-per-second version of the film.
Join us before the show for an opening reception with live music in our lobby starting at 6:30!
Lauded in publications including Indiewire, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal, and twice honored by the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO has garnered lengthy standing ovations for its original film scores, in live-to-picture performances at (among others), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New York’s Tony Bennett Concert Hall, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and Boston Symphony Hall.
"Dreyer's most universally acclaimed masterpiece remains one of the most staggeringly intense films ever made." - Time Out